Our “Bessie” drone provides communications network boosting, or Cell-On-Wings (COWs). Our COWs are configured to be the missing link for cellular and wifi infrastructure that matters to: disaster management teams in rural & urban areas, producers of large concerts and festivals, and rural working teams as well as isolated rural community centers.
The Bessie COW drone can hover as well as grip & anchor onto a tree branch or pole. These drones are simply placed into position by our basic user piloting system. Each Bessie is equipped with a: gripper servo, deep lithium anode cell battery, lte dongle (for cellphone data), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth – and a charging arm that robotically locks into place around a tree branch or post.
Our original version uses an Atom Racing drone. Our alternate version (after our talk with the Department of Interior) uses the Solo 3DR drone.
Bessie Battery specs: lithium anode batteries, 15K hours each – about 18 months of use between recharge. When boosted by antennae it will cut the battery life but will kick the radius up to 1/3 of a mile per drone. This means around 50 hours per drone battery, and will require 1/4 as many drones to do the job.